Let’s start the new week dark. This lovely small Stockholm apartment is completely decorated in warm dark colours. Together with the herringbone floor, the many pieces of artwork and beautiful furniture you get a warm, stylish and charismatic home. It’s beautiful how the colours change by the light that floods through the windows and they very cleverly put a window between the kitchen and bedroom so that the grey kitchen gets some extra light as well. It’s so beautiful and a great example that painting small spaces in dark colours definitely works.
A lovely combination of light and dark colours in this Gothenburg apartment by Stadshem. The living room and kitchen are kept white and decorated with greytones and I’m in love with the beautiful wooden double doors that seperate the kitchen and living room. In the bedroom and the office they used contrasting colours. The beautiful dark grey walls in the bedroom look wonderful in combination with the white sheets and canopy above the bed, which reminds me a lot of the bedroom in this apartment. In the office they were creative in combining storage with a workspace by building a desk in between the dark painted wooden closets. It’s interesting how they switched up the colours in this home, keeping the living spaces very light and giving the private rooms these dark colours, very nice.
Oh hello dark beauty! I only saw one picture of this dark coloured studio apartment and I was sold. This studio apartment just came on the market by Entrance Mäkleri (seriously their homes are just amazing). I absolutely love the dark coloured walls in the living/sleeping space, despite this the space is very light thanks to the combination of the three windows (see that cute little one in the corner) and the light wooden floor. The studio is quite large and can be divided into seperate rooms (I prefer it this way though) and there is a seperate spacious kitchen, with again a large window and nice wallpaper from York Wallcoverings. I love studio apartments and this one is definitely high on my list of favourite ones.
Wait a minute! Haven’t I seen this dark Scandinavian apartment before? Yes I have! I have posted an apartment with the same layout and in the same building before but that one was in a very bright & white style, now Emma Fischer (of Emma Hos) has decorated this apartment in Gothenburg in very dark tones for real estate agency Bjurfors. Even though I love bright Scandinavian homes, I prefer the way Emma Fischer has decorated this apartment in these dark and warm tones. Which style would you pick? You can see the white and bright version of this Gothenburg apartment here on Gravity.
I love these moody, warm tones as seen here in images from Dulux. It says on the website that ‘Future Past takes its cues from steampunk merging with modern design – creating a new version of the old. Deep and decadent traditional hues are made modern with the addition of mustard, pink and purple’. Everytime I see images like these with such dark walls, I regret not making my own walls darker, it creates such a warm home. You can also see that in these images by Dulux that I’ve posted on my blog earlier.
Friday, the last day before the weekend. That alone should make you happy but friday is also real estate day in Sweden (is that official? I have no idea). You get overwhelmed with many beautiful homes that hit the market so it’s a wonderful day to be a interior blogger! This home in Göteborg by Stadshem is one of those beautiful homes. There’s a nice contrast going on, the kitchen and workspace are very white & light but they wanted to give the living room and bedroom a warmer feeling, so they are painted a lovely dark grey/blue. It looks absolutely stunning.
I’ve posted homes by Berlin based interior designer and stylist Annabell Kutucu twice before on my Tumblr page (here & here) and today I browsed through her portfolio and got inspired by another home. This apartment of 150m2 with three bedrooms is situated in the heart of Berlin and is furnished in a beautiful dark eclectic style. Or as Annabell says herself ‘The eclectic design is an homage to Berlin and its creative diversity’. It’s no secret that I love dark (grey) walls and I especially like the map of Berlin in the bedroom, such a nice idea!
Scandinavian homes are well known for their white walls & floor combination. Scandinavian winters are long and the sun sets very early in those months, so to counteract that darkness they decorate their homes bright & white. While I love the brightness of these homes, personally I like to paint the walls a darker colour (my own kitchen wall is a dark grey/blue). This home in the Swedish capital Stockholm has dark blue paint on every wall, with the exception of the wonderful small (but bright!) kitchen. This combined with the wooden floor and the rugs in the living room and hallway give the home a warm comfortable feeling. I’m definitely finding some inspiration for my own home here.